School News September 1920
The three Lawrenceville elementary schools and the high school opened for the fall term. The High School had an enrollment of 320, or 47 more pupils than seats in the assembly. Football practice began with 21 players showing up. In 1919, football had to be dropped because only a few boys tried out. In the summer of 1920, the school had purchased new equipment. It was noted that mostly Freshm
Students at James Milligan University: Phillip Davenport, Warren Barnes and Verice Rogers. Students at Eureka College were Nellie Lewis, Crystal Petty, Mildred Benefiel, Aletha and Lucille Hedden, Charles Stoll and Lawrence Whittaker. Stanley Steffey is attending a school in Greenville as is Ruby Litherland. Students at DePauw University at Greencastle, Indiana, were Mildred Homrighous, Mary Anne Seed, Anna Kirkwood, Dorothy Gee and Lucile Lingenfelter. Students at University of Illinois were Alice Lackey and Bessie Fee. Edmund Smith left for Alton where he was enrolled as a student in the Western Military Academy. Miss Imogene Strahle left for Indianapolis to attend the School for the Deaf.
Who had quit their job: L. R. Hooks was once again the B & O agent after resigning his position with the Alexander Auto Co.
Who had moved: Delbert Runkle purchased the Henry Labowitz property on south 12th Street because the Labowitz family moved to Terre Haute. Mr. Runkle was employed in the production department of the Ohio Oil Co. and had been living near the Vandermark corner south of town. Frank Stout and family of near Sumner moved to Lawrenceville and were living in the Connett Sanitarium building. They came to be near his work at the Indian Refining Co. Jason Stiff and family of Chauncey moved to Lawrenceville to live in the Gee property on Maple street by the Methodist Episcopal church so their son, Herschel, could attend high school.
Twins were always newsworthy. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur South were the parents of twins, a boy and a girl. Mr. and Mrs. Ethyl Wright of Petty township were the proud parents of twin girls. That made 12 children all living for that couple.
James Groff of Bridgeport has purchased the Ed Martin property at the forks of the road west of Lville. There were 80 acres in the tract and the purchase price was well over $20,000. Mr. Groff intended to build “a modern palace on the ground as soon as conditions in the building material line permitted.” (This is the old Dunseth property.)
The sighting of airplanes still made the news, as they were so uncommon. Two airplanes passed over Allison prairie going in a northwestern direction. Roy E. Wood, editor of the Sumner Press attended the Flora Booster Day and while there, he took a “fifteen minute stunt flight in an aeroplane doing the loop ’n tail spin ‘n everything.”
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Jenner and children of St. Francisville, equipped their Buick with a tent and beds in preparation for a drive- through to Clearwater, Florida where they planned to spend the winter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. A. McLeod of Batang, West China a son, Duncan, June 25, 1920. Mrs. McLeod was formerly Miss Esther Martin, a teacher of this county and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Martin of Bridgeport.
And finally: Czernia Shulaw posted that he would not be responsible for any debts contracted by his wife, Mrs. Grace Shulaw.